AFL Round 15: Essendon v GWS Preview & Betting Tips
It’s almost the last chance saloon for Essendon who are in danger of letting another season slip away, as the Giants come to town on Thursday night.
Essendon v GWS - Marvel Stadium - 7:50pm
In need of a much-needed win to boost its September hopes, Essendon will host GWS at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night.
The Bombers will enter this matchup coming off a disappointing 35-point loss to West Coast last week, during which inaccurate goal-kicking by the home side proved the only thing that kept them in the contest. It proved a similarly listless performance from the Bombers when these sides met during Round 1, which saw the Giants run out 72-point winners at home behind a 31-disposal, seven-tackle, three-goal performance from Stephen Coniglio.
GWS won its most recent fixture, defeating North Melbourne by 33-points at Blundstone Arena prior to their bye last week. The Bombers have been highly underwhelming when playing as underdogs this season – a position they occupy entering this fixture – resulting in just one victory and an average losing margin of 33.2 points from their six such encounters.
Key Stat: GWS has failed to cover the line in 10 of their past 14 interstate matches at night.
Best bet: Essendon +11.5
Value bet: Essendon 1-39
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